What is LDA Approval? Why it is important for the residential societies?

LDA Approval is given to the residential societies by LDA. Lahore Development Authority or commonly known as LDA is the development authority for Lahore City that approves and rejects the development happening or ought to happen in the city. LDA Approved Residential Societies means that they are approved by the development authority of the city as it is fulfilling the basic requirements that include electricity, gas, water, sewerage, and much more. Development projects need to be approved from the LDA to gain a legal status.

What is LDA Approval?

The residential societies approved by the LDA are more attractive for the investors as they are featuring more facilities that are required by the government development authority and have less chances of the loss of investment. Investors consider less chances of fraud while investing in the properties when the societies are LDA approved.

Why LDA Approval is Important for Residential Societies?

Many residential societies very proudly mention that it is LDA Approved. This is because the investors only want to invest in the residential societies which have attained the legal status or are just about to gain the LDA Approval.

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Investors should not invest in the societies where they can’t see the future of LDA Approval. This future can be easily seen by how much rules and LDA terms are being followed?


Now LDA provides No Objection Certificate or NOC to the residential societies. This certificate is obtained by the societies by better and proper town planning and by providing basic amenities to luxurious amenities.

NOC is also required at the time of sale of property in the LDA Approved societies by the seller. This is only available where the transfer procedure has been done. The applicant has to submit an application along with a copy of the ownership document (exemption letter/allotment letter/transfer letter) & a copy of CNIC. After issuance & submission NOC fee challan, the applicant has to submit an application along with a copy of paid challan & CNIC.

Rules for LDA Approval:

Acquring of land:

LDA do not approve any project until the land for the development has already been acquired by the owners. Without the actual and physical land, LDA do not trust to approve the projects and try to save the investors to the maximum level as they can.

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The land has to be clearly mentioned for the attainment of LDA approval.

Proper Town Planning:

The proper town planning of any project plays an important role in approval from LDA. LDA demands developers to design the master plan according to its rules and regulations. Developers also make sure that their investors will follow those by-laws as well because the entire master plan for approval of the project is dependent on them.

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A very famous feature of such town planning for LDA Approval is having 1 Kanal and 2 Kanal residential plots in front lanes and smaller residential plots located on secondary lanes. Developers have to mention that Residential plots are not included in commercial plots and no residential plot can be used for commercial purposes or vice versa. And a defined boundary of the project is to be mentioned.


The infrastructure of the society has to be well-defined. Ambiguous plans will never be approved from LDA. Developers need to provide basic and civic amenities that are important for the comfortable lifestyle such as

  • Basic amenities like electricity, gas, water, sewerage and drains
  • Established Road structure
  • Space for educational, health facilities
  • Well defined number of plots (both residential and commercial)
  • Parks and mosques

We can find all these facilities in any LDA Approved society.

Why LDA Approval is given after a long time to the residential societies?

As the real estate sector is growing continuously due to the increasing population of Lahore city, many new residential societies are emerging like mushrooms after rain. Investors are also increasing due to the government relaxation policies in this field.

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To cater a large number of societies is very difficult by LDA as the process of LDA Approval of so many societies at once is quite difficult. Lots of documentation needs to be provided to LDA and then they counter check and verify the information given by the residential societies.

LDA Approved Societies:

All the residential societies have to fulfill the rules and regulations defined by LDA and only then the LDA approvals are provided to the societies.

Some of the LDA Approved societies in Lahore are:

  • Al-Kabir Town
  • Al Noor Orchard
  • Al Noor Orchard West Marina
  • Al Jalil Garden
  • Al-Rehmat Project by Bahria Town Lahore
  • Bahria Town Lahore Sector A
  • Bahria Town Lahore Sector D
  • Bahria Orchard Phase 1
  • Dream Housing Lahore
  • Etihad Town
  • Icon Valley Lahore
  • Jasmine Avenue Homes
  • Kings Town by Al-Kabir Town
  • Lake City
  • New Lahore City
  • Safari Garden Housing Scheme

As all these societies are LDA Approved, investment in any of these society is recommended where your investment will provide you a great return.

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For booking or selling your property plot in any of these LDA Approved residential societies, contact Pakistan Property Services. We provide you better consultations for your real estate matters regarding Bahria Town projects being the authorized dealers. For further information, you can also visit our YouTube channel where we update regularly to get to know about the new trends in real estate market of Pakistan.

Projects We Deal in:

Many residential and commercial societies in Pakistan are evaluated carefully to help our clients make the better decision. Pakistan Property Services helps the clients invest in projects with good prospects that depend upon the parent company, developers, location, payment plan, amenities they can have in the desired project.


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